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Record Pole Lap at Canada: Vettel Pips Bottas, Max Dislodges Hamilton

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Sebastian Vettel has took the pole position in the Canadian Grand Prix with the Record Lap-time ever on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The German perfectly control his Ferrari over the 4.36-km circuit in 1 minute, 10.764 seconds to end the Lewis Hamilton of a record seventh pole in Montreal. It’s Vettel’s fourth pole on the Gilles Villeneuve, and his first since 2013.

The Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas will also start in the front row. After leading all three practice sessions, Max Verstappen will start third, alongside Hamilton. Kimi Raikkonen in the other Ferrari and Monaco winner Daniel Ricciardo are in the third row.

Hamilton tops the championship leader-board as he pursues his fifth Formula One title. He has a 14-point lead over Vettel and a 38-point edge on Ricciardo.

Sebastian Vettel: “I got the job done. Yesterday we were a bit in trouble. I wasn’t really happy with the car, we had some problems and I couldn’t get the rhythm.

“Today we switched on. The car was incredible, it just kept getting quicker. In my final lap I had a small mistake otherwise I think there was a little bit more. But it was fantastic. Thanks to the team for fixing the car yesterday after I hit the wall.”

Valtteri Bottas: “It was close to Ferrari and it’s always annoying when you are so close. Starting from the front row is good for this race and happy to go for tomorrow.”

Max Verstappen: “I’m very happy with this weekend so far. The car has been working really well and we know in Qualifying we are missing top speed.

“To be third is great for us and I think in the race we can do a really good job.

“I think we have the pace to take the fight to Ferrari and Mercedes. Starting on the softer tyre is a benefit as it’s quite slippery on track and in the race I think we’ll be competitive.”

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